Why Aren’t My Pool Chemicals Working?

Why Aren’t My Pool Chemicals Working?

When you’re ready to spend time in your pool, it can be extremely frustrating when your pool chemicals won’t balance or stay balanced for long. Pool chemicals are essential to keeping your pool clean and safe for swimmers. Why aren’t my pool chemicals working? Here are a few of the most common reasons and how to correct them. 

Cheap Pool Chemicals Could Be The Cause

Perhaps you purchased cheap pool chemicals from a big box store or discount site. Purchasing cheap pool chemicals may leave you feeling like you got a deal at first, but will leave you disappointed and having to buy more chemicals in the long run.

It goes without saying that there is a significant quality difference between the pool chemicals at a discount store and the pool chemicals we carry at Energy Center-Manhattan Pool. Cheap pool chemicals are less expensive because they are watered down and therefore less effective. We carry only the highest quality pool chemicals from trusted and reputable brands. You can trust our pool chemicals will get the job done!

Let a Pool Professional Help with Your Pool Chemicals

Another reason your pool chemicals aren’t working may be rooted in how you test your pool water. At-home test kits for your pool chemicals can be inaccurate due to user error, expiration dates, or other factors. The best way to understand what is going on with your pool chemical is by using a computerized water testing system like those found at your local pool store.

At Energy Center-Manhattan Pool, we will gladly test your pool water for free anytime! Simply bring in a sample of your pool water and we can test it in a matter of minutes. Once the results are generated, our pool professionals can connect you with the exact pool chemicals you need. 

How to Collect a Water Sample to Test the Pool Chemicals

While this may seem like a simple task, collecting your pool water incorrectly can affect the sample and lead to an inaccurate reading. First, use a clean or even unused container to collect your water. Next, insert your container into elbow deep water to fill.

Also, keep in mind that you should not collect water near the skimmer or return jets. Finally, bring the sample into our store in Manhattan, Kansas soon after collecting it. If the sample sits for a day or more, it can lose its chemical makeup and no longer give an accurate reading.

Let a Pool Professional Help with Your Pool Maintenance

If collecting water, balancing chemicals, and ongoing pool maintenance is more than you have time or energy for, we can help with that, too. At Energy Center-Manhattan Pool, we offer weekly pool maintenance services. Our team of pool professionals will come to your pool on a weekly basis and take care of all your pool maintenance needs. Contact us to sign up for weekly pool service. 

Getting your pool chemicals balanced and keeping your pool well maintained is critical to pool enjoyment. Not only can pool fun be cut short when your pool chemicals aren’t working, but an imbalanced pool can overwork your pool’s filtration system, cause skin irritation, and more. If your pool chemicals aren’t working, it’s worth addressing quickly!

Bring a sample of your pool’s waters into Energy Center-Manhattan Pool and let us help you fix this problem today. If you’d like to learn more about pool chemicals, testing, or weekly service contact us today!

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